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beat

(Defeat), verb be superior, be supreme, be victoriius over, bring to terms, checkmate, claim a victory, crush, dash, discomfit, excel, get the best of, get thebetter of, have the advantage, hold the advantage, lay waste, obtain a victory, outclass, outdo, outflank, outmaneuver, outpoint, outrange, outrival, overbear, overbid, overmaster, overmatch, overpower, override, overrake, overthrow, overtrump, overwhelm, predominate, preponderate, prevail over, put to rout, quell, ravage, repulse, rout, seize the advantage, subdue, subjugate, succeed in winning, superare, suppress, surmount, surpass, take precedence, thwart, trample upon, transcend, triumph over, undo, upset, vanquish, vincere, win the battle

beat

(Pulsate), verb alternate, come and go, convulse, ebb and flow, falter, flicker, flitter, fluctuate, flutter, move up and down, oscillate, palpitate, pass and repass, pendulate, pound, pulse, quake, quaver, quiver, reciprocate, seesaw, shake, shiver, shuffle, strike, sway, swing, teeter, throb, thump, toss, tremble, undulate, vacillate, vibrate, wave, waver, writhe

beat

(Strike), verb abuse, afflict, attack, baste, bastinado, batter, bruise, buffet, caedere, club, concuss, contund, cudgel, cuff, ferire, fight, flagellate, flail, flog, fustigate, give a blow, give a thrashing, hit, inflict, kick, knock down, lambaste, land a blow, lash, lunge at, maul, pelt, percutere, pound, pulsare, pummel, punch, punish, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smite, swing, thrash, thresh, trounce, verberare, whip
Associated concepts: assault, assault and battery, battery
See also: assault, attack, defeat, kill, lash, oscillate, outweigh, overcome, overwhelm, stress, strike, subdue, subjugate, surmount, surpass, territory, upset
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An ectopic heartbeat is when someone feels like the heart has missed or skipped a beat or has an extra beat.
They are real dance songs not just pop songs with an extra beat.
The pilot scheme which also includes extra action on tipping and abandoned cars by environmental wardens, extra beat sweeping, pruning schemes and litter picks by residents' groups.
But more tests showed the splotch was fatty tissue and doctors concluded that his heart was fine, despite the occasional extra beat.
They say the heart muscles are fine, the blood flow to it is fine, it's just I've got an extra beat,'' Horry said.
An impulse reentering the same pathway causes the heart to have an extra beat.
One effect of the relay Bazin describes--that slight lag between sensory organs--is something I always associate with (and appreciate about) Marker's style: a delay that gives slow readers like myself an extra beat to process the beginnings of a verbal idea before I take in the associated image.
He delightedly held their commanded silences an extra beat to demonstrate that nothing in his interpretations had been left to chance.
About 55 extra beat bobbies, dog handlers and mounted officers will be sent out to reclaim the streets from the teenage gangs and gun criminals who have brought terror to Liverpool 11.
Thousands of people will be targeted every night in the high profile campaign which will involve large numbers of extra beat bobbies and traffic patrols.
Plans to recruit 15 extra beat bobbies will also be frozen.